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Park Hill South High School

Preparation recognition: Shaelyn Kessler, a senior, was selected for the Missouri Student Readiness Award.

Kessler’s preparation for college and a career was based on her academic record and success in extracurricular activities.

She received the award from the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign and will be honored at the Missouri ACT State Organization Conference on Feb. 22 in Columbia.

Delta Kappa Gamma International

Scholarship available: The Gamma Theta chapter is offering a Memorial Recruitment Grant of $500 for a college student majoring in education.

Applicants need to be Northland women who have completed two years of undergraduate work and who hold at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Transcripts must be included with applications. The grant will be applied to her junior or senior year in 2016-2017.

The deadline is April 1, 2016. For more information or an application, contact Bonnie Dickson at dicksonbonniej@gmail.com or at 816-454-9219.

Liberty School District

Varsity Scholar Bowl: The Liberty North High School team placed second at the Smithville Invitational Tournament in January.

Members of the team were Hillary Albert, Brooks Casel, Kaylee Chase, Jacob Dice, Chase Mason and Elliott Yoakum. The team scored 2,430 points during the competition.

Liberty High School: Four students have been recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology.

The winner was Sydney Scholes; runners-up were Paige Baldwin, Erica Schmitz and Grace Schott.

The award honors high school girls for their computing-related achievements and interests. Recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education.

West Platte Junior High School

Writing winners: Five students are among writers to be honored during the Write to Learn Conference in February at Osage Beach.

In the state’s Scholastic Writing Awards Contest, Mikaela Truxal earned a Silver Key award. Jacob Brown, Addie Farley, Hannah Kleman and Gretchen Raney were awarded honorable mentions.

Winners from across the state will be recognized at a reception hosted by the Missouri Writing Projects Network during the conference.

West Platte Junior High School

Writing winners: Five students are among writers to be honored during the Write to Learn Conference in February at Osage Beach.

In the state Scholastic Writing Awards Contest, Mikaela Truxal earned a Silver Key award. Jacob Brown, Addie Farley, Hannah Kleman and Gretchen Raney were awarded honorable mentions.

Winners from across the state will be recognized at a reception hosted by the Missouri Writing Projects Network during the conference.

Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to the Star

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